Status / Details

2020, Adopted

Additional Info

About Lucinda

Adopted by Malia and Matt

This young kitty is declawed on her front paws. A cat’s ten sharp nails attached to his or her agile front legs which can reach and swipe are a cat’s best protection. A cat’s canines are not really long or, with age, really sharp so it is their claws they most rely on. Most often in rescue we see declawed cats who seem to have less confidence in new situations than cats with normal length toes.  Not surprisingly we can see that Lucinda does not like to be around other kitties. I don’t know how she is with dogs but it would be safest to assume she needs to be an only pet. She would do best in a home without very young children also.

With humans, Lucinda is super friendly. She may look like a petite panther but she really wants to curl up and cuddle in your lap. She has had a difficult time of it so it is understandable that she may be a little shy at first. Her paperwork says she was Stray /Owner  Surrendered (OS) PRF (?) Field  (FLD). Perhaps someone found her in a field and brought her in?  It is hard to know and the shelter is closed so we cannot ask. Generally declawed cats are not allowed outside for obvious reasons.

Her shelter intake date was 3/17. On 3/27 this So Cal shelter was closing its doors due to COVID 19 and all cats ,including the ones like her up for adoption, were to be euthanized that day. A wonderful rescue raced to bring the kitties out and some were transported up our way. Lucinda is the last of these nice young kitties I will be posting.

 Bombay cats  are described as having super big, round gold eyes which are called head light eyes. Their heads and paws are also round.They were bred to look like little black panthers and with their short, shiny, ebony coat, that is just what they look like. This girl is a graceful, walking silhouette. Lucinda has a very small white blaze on her chest so we know she is a Bombay mix.

She would like her new family to make sure she gets catnip. She would also like a little time to unfold herself in her new home. She has had a hard five weeks.  She likes to play with a feather and catches it in her teeth.  Her family can help her by giving her a little time to get to know them and feel safe with them. It won’t take long. We have only had her a week or so and already she is showing us what a lovebug she is. Some family will be so lucky to have this gorgeous girl’s sweet companionship.

Lucinda eats wet and dry food and is litterbox perfect.

Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.

If you are interested in this kitty you can contact Harriet by email at Please include at least your name, location, the name of this kitty and phone contact info. Harriet will get back to you as soon as she can. It you are seriously interested in this kitty it s a good idea to fill out an adoption application. If you are unable to reach Harriet , email us at